Saturday Cup of Joe from Detroit


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Week 215 in Detroit. I’m writing this on Juneteenth. Juneteenth is having a moment. I hope it is a moment that becomes a memorial. Juneteenth is the day many Americans consider Independence Day. President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. However, it took over 2 years before the last slaves in Texas were freed by Union troops. One account estimated the freedom of over…